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Alternatives to Shoulderstand
There are times when you may need a Shoulderstand alternative in order to avoid full weight-bearing onto the neck e.g due to a crick in the neck or general neck or shoulder issues.
Alternatives to Sirsasana
In today's short session, we will be looking closely at a set of alternative poses that can help us experience some of the benefits of Sirsasana without going into the full inversion.
Developing stability and focus using supports
This session aims to bring awareness to the peripheral limbs and core of our bodies.
Building stability and focus in backbends
Backbends help us to feel and to find the back of our bodies.
Forward Bends for Advanced Students
A forward bend live class for advanced level students. Filmed at the Balmain Iyengar Yoga Studio. Now available on-demand. Taught by Pixie Lillas.
Finding stability and focus in sitting poses and forward bends
This sequence helps to bring stability and to develop awareness in the sitting poses.
Intensive Workshop: Balancings and Backbends
Friday Intensive Workshop: As this session is 2.5 hours long, we can spend a little more time preparing for the balancing poses by opening into the hips and by focussing on the actions required to help enter more easily into the arm balance poses.
Finding focus and stability in standing poses
Today’s session focusses on finding stability in all the poses by creating an anchor to stabilise the body and the mind.
Quieter sequence suited for menstrual cycle
This sequence is aimed towards opening the chest, the groins, and lower pelvic region, as well as quietening the nervous system.
Menstruation practice for second half of cycle
This sequence can be practised during the second part of the menstrual cycle, when our energy may be a bit stronger, or when you are wanting to create some hip and groin opening, using supports as needed to lessen any load when stiff or fatigued.
Building awareness and focus through standing poses and preparatory inversions
This short sequence helps to connect the actions that integrate the upper and lower body in Dog Pose and a few preparatory inversion poses leading into the standing poses.
A short session focusing on shoulders, hips, upper back, and abdominals
This 40-minute session brings us into the shoulders, upper back, abdominals, and hips.
Short Post-Exercise Session
A short yoga session to cool down and to come back to neutral after a run or physical exercise.
Short Pre-Exercise Sequence
Yoga can play a good part in preparing mentally and physically for a big walk, a run, or a bout of exercise in general.
Building strength and flexibility with support
A short, 30-minute sequence to help you build flexibility through practicing standing poses and sitting forward bends with support.
Short restorative and nerve quietening sequence
A short restorative sequence that will quieten the mind and will help us become more inwardly observant and attentive.
Miscellaneous session for experienced students (420)
This is a slightly shorter and perhaps more diverse sequence than we might usually do at this level.
Iyengar Yoga for Beginners – Session 6
In this sequence, we will build on a few base poses, in standing and sitting, adding a little weight-bearing in the arms.
Iyengar Yoga for Beginners – Session 5
In this sequence you will go through the first part of the session a little more quickly: Dog Pose on the breath, repeating several times, all the standing poses done up to now, once each, and then adding in a twisting standing pose, Parivrtta Trikonasana, Reverse Triangle pose, introduced dynamically, on the breath.